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Location

Located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver and under the granville bridge, Granville Island is a small peninsula that has been turned into a small shopping and entertainment district, quite popular amongst tourists and other visitors. Although there are no residence directly inside of Granville Island, there are many residencies right outside of the Island.

Recreation

Public Market

Probably the most famous part of Granville Island, the Public Market hosts many different local vendors who sell fresh food, unique homemade products, warm baked goods and more. This sheltered market is almost always busy as its been running since 1956.

Granville Island Brewery

Are you a beer lover on the lookout for some of Vancouver’s most famous beer? Take a tour of Granville Island’s brewery and sample their tradition pale ale or try something different and sample their raspberry ale on a hot summer day.

Seawall Walk

Located on the perimeter of Granville Island, the Seawall makes for a fantastic walk overlooking the harbour. This walk wraps around False Creek which can be approximately 11Km (but mostly flat surfaces).

Ron Basford Park

Located on the far East side of Granville Island, Ron Basford is a great park to relax, watch boats dock and enjoy the city views as it overlooks Vancouver's West-End.

Improv Center

Buy tickets and enjoy/ support local actors/actresses at Granville Islands Improv Center where they put on daily shows ranging from comedy to romance to fantasy and fiction.

The Aqua Bus

Take a cruise down false creek and enjoy the city views or sunset if planned during the evening. The Aqua Bus makes a great alternative to other modes of transportation and goes for approximately $3.00 a ticket.

Around the Corner

Kitsilano & Kits Point

Yaletown

Fairview & South Granville

Kitsilano Beach Park

Charleson Park

Yaletown

Vancouver General Hospital

Education

Family Montessori School Society

Lord Tennyson Elementary

Madrona School

Madrona School

Madrona School

Arts Umbrella (creative classes for the youth)

Vancouver Art Institute

Transportation

Aquabus: Convenient to travel further inlet towards Science World or across the inlet towards Vancouver’s West-End and Yaletown. Price is approximately $3.75+ depending on the number of stops and the length of the trips. Walk: Since Granville Island can get quite busy due to the amount of tourists that stop in and out, it is more convenient to walk the area. However, since Granville Island is further away from Downtown Vancouver and not conveniently close to any skytrain stations, other modes of transportation is recommended as well. Bike: Biking is quite popular for the area as there is limited/paid for parking. Transit: There are plenty of transit stops located just off of Granville Island. Car: Convenient for travelling outside of the Granville district, however, traffic can cause congestion and parking can be pricey and hard to find. Carshare: Not available Bus: There are no stops inside granville island, only outside off the Highway 99 bridge. Skytrain: Not available, the closest station is Yaletown Roundhouse (3.2Km)

Restaurant & Retail

Edible Canada At the Market

Rated 4.1 stars on Google, Edible Canada, serves authentic Canadian dishes and is highly recommended by both locals and tourists. Located 1596 Johnston St, Vancouver

The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

Rated 4.4 stars on Google, The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant is a seafood hot spot serving Canada’s freshest and finest seafood. In addition, they have fantastic night music daily

Dockside Restaurant

Rated 3.9 stars on Google, Dockside Restaurant site directly on the waterfront where Grandville Island faces the city and offers Pacific NW cuisine.